The PMRDA has also agreed, in principle, to give a 4-acre land to the PMPML to develop a depot-cum-car shed, to streamline the transport body’s operations in areas such as Ahmednagar Road, Wagholi, Ranjan Gaon, Shikrapur and Pabal.
Colleagues of the deceased and senior office-bearers from the university had reached the accident site to identify the bodies as they were being retrieved from the valley by NDRF jawans and volunteers from local trekking groups.
As local trekkers made their way down the gorge at Ambenali Ghat near Poladpur in Raigad district on Saturday, trying to rescue the passengers in the ill-fated bus, they saw one of them motioning for help.
The CAG report also pointed out the ‘admitted debits’ by staffers, such as some booking clerks who did not deposit the collected fare amounts with authorities, as well as the administration’s failure to recover them.
While bookings are full at several destinations including Malshej, Bhandardhara, Matheran, Karla and other MTDC resorts, tourists are also keen on checking wildlife sanctuaries or climbing forts, MTDC officials said.
It was after perusing this report that then Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani had decided to set up a five-member committee to probe the various issues plaguing the NFAI, said sources in the ministry.
According to railway officials with Pune Division, while there is no signal from the Railway Board regarding the redevelopment of Shivajinagar station, which was announced years ago, and Pune station, lack of funds has held up work at Hadapsar.